1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Architectural Drawings and Models
From Translating to Archiving, Collecting and Displaying

Edited By

Federica Goffi



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ISBN 9780367511463
April 7, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
608 Pages 201 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Architectural drawings and models are instruments of imagination, communication, and historical continuity. The role of drawings and models, their ownership, placement, and authorship in a ubiquitous digital age deserves careful consideration. Expanding on the well-established discussion of the translation from drawings to buildings, this book fills a lacuna in current scholarly publications, questioning the significance of the lives of drawings and models after construction.

Including emerging, well-known and world-renowned scholars in the fields of architectural history and theory and curatorial practices, the 35 contributions define recent research in four key areas:

  • Drawing Sites/Sites of Knowledge Construction: Drawing, Office, Construction Site;
  • The Afterlife of Drawings and Models: Archiving, Collecting, Displaying and Exhibiting;
  • Tools of Making: Architectural Representations and their Apparatus Over Time;
  • The Ethical Responsibilities of Collecting and Archiving: Authorship, Ownership, Copyrights, and Rights to Copy.

The research covers a wide range of geographies and delves into the practices of such architects as Sir John Soane, Superstudio, Viollet-le-Duc, Frank Lloyd Wright, Wajiro Kon, Germán Samper Gnecco, A+PS, Mies van der Rohe and Renzo Piano.

Table of Contents

Introduction

CECI N’EST PAS UNE ARCHIVE

FEDERICA GOFFI

Chapters Abstracts

BY CONTRIBUTORS

SECTION 1

DRAWING SITES / SITES OF KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION

DRAWING, OFFICE, CONSTRUCTION SITE

  1. A Well Sited Archive
  2. The Carlo Scarpa Archive at the Castelvecchio Museum

    ALBA DI LIETO

  3. The ‘House Arrest’ of Michelangelo’s Mural Drawings
  4. JONATHAN FOOTE

  5. Representing Geohistory
  6. Exploring drawing as reconstruction in the archives of Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc

    AISLING O’CARROLL

  7. Buildings as Unsolicited Drawing Surfaces
  8. An atlas of Athenian inscriptions

    KONSTANTINOS AVRAMIDIS

  9. Brazilian Architecture Archives and Contemporary Challenges
  10. The Archives of Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Gregori Warchavchik, Lina Bo Bardi, 

    Roberto Burle Marx, Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.

    SOL CAMACHO

  11. The Place of Models and Drawings in Sir John Soane’s House and Museum
  12. HELEN DOREY

  13. The Fabbriceria and the Mise en a-BIM
  14. Where and what are we trying to hide?

    CLAUDIO SGARBI

    JESSE RAFEIRO

  15. Finding Traces in Germán Samper’s Sketches
  16. Making public the private archive 

    MARIA ELISA NAVARRO MORALES, CRISTINA ALBORNOZ RUGELES, ALEJANDRO HENRÍQUEZ LUQUE

  17. The Living Archive
  18. The Renzo Piano Building Workshop and the Renzo Piano Foundation

    RENZO PIANO (RPBW) + CHIARA BENNATI, NICOLETTA DURANTE, GIOVANNA LANGASCO (RPF) interviewed by FEDERICA GOFFI

     

    SECTION 2

    THE AFTERLIFE OF DRAWINGS AND MODELS

    ARCHIVING, COLLECTING, DISPLAYING AND EXHIBITING

  19. Chance and Change
  20. The survival and significance of architectural drawings and models

    OLIVIA HORSFALL TURNER

  21. Life and Afterlife of a Design Process
  22. Models and building of the Royal Albert Hall

    SIMONA VALERIANI

  23. Thin Sheets
  24. Tracing openings within the archival matter of Alison + Peter Smithson

    ASHLEY MASON

  25. The Intimate Archive
  26. Sites of representation and embodiment in a reading of Drawing Matter

    SOPHIA BANOU

  27. Monuments in Motion
  28. Exhibiting the full-scale replicas from the Barcelona School of Architecture Collection

    CAROLINA B. GARCÍA ESTÉVEZ

  29. The Secret Afterlife of Three Drawings and the Reproduction They Spawned
  30. ADAM SHARR

  31. The Singular Afterlife of What Was Once an Architectural Model
  32. JOÃO MIGUEL COUTO DUARTE

  33. Ever-lasting Inspirations of the Archival Architectural Drawings in Japan
  34. Traveling avant-garde survey sketches by Wajiro Kon

    IZUMI KUROISHI

  35. When is Architecture Art?
  36. Architectural representations and the postmodern art world, or socioaesthetics

    JORDAN KAUFFMAN

  37. Cold War Odyssey:
  38. The Story of Mies van der Rohe’s Drawings and Papers

    DIETRICH NEUMANN

     

    SECTION 3

    TOOLS OF MAKING AND KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION

    ARCHITECTURAL REPRESENTATIONS AND THEIR APPARATUS OVER TIME

  39. I Will Begin with the Jar of Empty Pen Caps
  40. The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania

    WILLIAM WHITAKER

  41. Animate Instruments
  42. Imagination and architectural drawing tools

    PAUL EMMONS

  43. The Architectural Office Space as a Measuring Tool
  44. MARIAN MACKEN, SAROSH MULLA, AARON PATERSON

  45. Tear It Down!
  46. Agency and afterlife of full-size models

    FABIO COLONNESE

  47. On the Archive Table
  48. Embodiment, objectivity and the construction of historical knowledge

    ATHANSIOU GEOLAS

  49. How a Wrapping Paper Transforms Its Contents
  50. City Metaphors and O. M. Ungers’ ghost images

    SAMUEL KORN

  51. 108 Embodiments of Potential Architecture
  52. Sisyphus building libraries of projects

    JEAN-PIERRE CHUPIN, CARMELA CUCUZZELLA

  53. The Nature of Architecture
  54. The primitive hut and the Nordic Pavilion

    JONATHAN HILL

     

    SECTION 4

    THE ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF COLLECTING AND ARCHIVING

    AUTHORSHIP, OWNERSHIP, COPYRIGHTS AND RIGHTS TO COPY

  55. A Collector’s Ethical Responsibilities?
  56. Álvaro Siza’s social housing projects at the Drawing Matter archive

    NIALL HOBHOUSE interviewed by ANDREW CLANCY

  57. The Move of the Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings and Models
  58. From private archive to public collection and its promotion of use and deterrence of abuse

    NEIL LEVINE

  59. After the Original (the Afterimage)
  60. High costs, low roads and circumventions

    MARCIA F. FEUERSTEIN

  61. Rise and Fall of a Draftsman
  62. A biographic reading of the Lequeu legacy at the National Library of France

    ELISA BOERI

  63. Collecting "slowly but surely"
  64. Constructing the Swedish Museum of Architecture in Stockholm

    CHRISTINA PECH

  65. On the Silence of the Colonial Archive
  66. Examining sensorial agency through the archival drawings of Indian Residential Schools in Canada

    ÉMÉLIE DESROCHERS-TURGEON

  67. The Luis Barragán Archives
  68. A long and controversial story

    LOUISE NOELLE

  69. The Anxiety of Architectural Archives

JANET PARKS

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Editor(s)

Biography

Federica Goffi, PhD, is Interim Director, Professor of Architecture, and Co-Chair of the PhD and MAS Program in Architecture at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Her book, Time Matter[s]: Invention and Re-imagination in Built Conservation: The Unfinished Drawing and Building of St. Peter’s in the Vatican, was published by Ashgate in 2013. Her recent edited volumes include Marco Frascari’s Dream House: A Theory of Imagination (Routledge 2017); InterVIEWS: Insights and Introspection in Doctoral Research in Architecture (Routledge 2019), and the co-edited Ceilings and Dreams: The Architecture of Levity (Routledge 2019). She is the editor of And Yet It Moves: Ethics, Power, and Politics in the Stories of Collecting, Archiving and Displaying of Drawings and Models (Routledge 2021). She holds a PhD in Architecture and Design Research (Virginia Tech), a Dottore in Architettura (University of Genoa), and she is a licensed architect in her native country, Italy.

Reviews

"In 1916, when the first architectural drawings from the recent past were brought in to lie beside Palladio and Jones at the RIBA, Halsey Ricardo spoke of the ‘pathetic eloquence’ with which they pictured a society, culture, and patterns of thought of a time just past. It is vital, if such pictures are to be faithfully drawn, to explore the patterns of collection by which architectural drawings and models have been preserved; the differences between the archival discipline and the process of inquiry in examining them; and commonalities or divergences in characteristics of drawings that may derive from hundreds of thousands in a modern office, or the scarce fragments of a Renaissance studio or Enlightenment collector’s cabinet.  Here is a scrupulously curated conversation that – perhaps for the first time -- does just that."

Nicholas Olsberg, Former Director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture

"From tools of making to the documentation of built projects, drawings and models have long played a central role in the conceptual development of architectural projects. This momentous collection of essays brilliantly shows the development of the discipline by taking a new look at the traces left by the process of form generation, and offers glimpses of the potential for action in the contemporary world. The scope of subjects and the breath of erudition makes this thought-provoking collection a must-read for anyone interested in the significance of architecture."

Louise Pelletier, Director, Design Center, University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)

"The archive has been a potent metaphor for scholars in recent decades, but this cornucopia of first hand accounts insists on the archives as a physical site, one often deeply engaged in the politics of architecture and of reputations. A combination of oral history from those who have been at the helm of key collections and reflective texts on the very nature of architectural documents provides invitations for future historical work both for students launching a career and the most seasoned scholar alike."

Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Shapiro Professor of Art History, Columbia University (and former chief curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York)